UK Business Management BSc
When looking at universities I was mostly interested in finding somewhere where you can do anything. King’s is that place. Located in the heart of one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the world there is always something to do. I was immediately drawn in by its reputation, location and its courses, but it was once I visited that I felt a sudden excitement which came from the world class facilities.
As there is so much to do it’s hard to find time for it all, but being involved in societies such as Medsoc Musical Theatre is a great way to make friends quickly and made me feel part of the college from a very early stage.
King’s is also great at helping students when it comes to work. I attended the courses that the English Language Centre had to offer on making the jump between school and university making me feel far more confident about my work. London is expensive but by budgeting and going to free events such as gigs on Brick Lane I’ve managed to make my money go further.
Taiwan Business Management BSc
I chose to study at King’s because of its world reputation, the facilities and location. King’s provides a variety of opportunities for students to network with different people and meet professionals from across the industry. The networking events not only help me to build up my personal connections but also it gives insights into the career I plan to develop. Moreover, other services available at King’s are also beneficial. For instance, the wide range of resources in the Modern Language Centre have helped me to vastly improve my Spanish.
Apart from the academic facilities, King’s also support the student societies where we can organise different activities based on our nationalities, sports or interests. Being a Student Ambassador and the Vice-President of the Taiwanese Society, I have not only learned from the leading experiences but also I enjoy helping my society members and the student body as a whole.
Since I plan to set up my own businesses after I graduate, King’s and the support it offers will undoubtedly help me achieve my goals in the near future.
Business Management BSc
'I chose King's mainly because of its superior academic reputation. As I was applying for my programme, I felt it was necessary to choose a well established university that would make me stand out to prospective employers. King's gives you the X Factor enabling you to stand out in an increasingly competitive market.
The atmosphere at King's appealed to me greatly as it felt diverse, yet welcoming and friendly. Being involved in the Business and Ski societies gives me the chance to meet new people and have fun alongside my studies.'
Mariam Business Management BSc
I chose Kings as my place of study because it offers me the connection into businesses in the city: King’s is a prestigious university with a high reputation for my chosen course. It has been amazing as the course is well structured and I have met such a wide range of people from different countries and culture. The best part is that King’s is affiliated with the NUS. This really boosted my desire to study here as I am a current committee member of NUS Black Student Campaign. King’s has enabled me to continue the work I have been doing whilst at college and that’s very important to me.
I would recommend that any student who chose Communication Skills as their optional course should take it seriously. In communication you learn so much about working as a team, committing to a commitment of the team and having autonomy and responsibility. These skills are highly essential, especially now; you need as many skills as you can get to improve your employability.
My campus is really cool and easy to navigate and locate – I am terrible with maps and I was glad that that my campus is just near the station. The rooms are big enough and easy to find and the security staff are really helpful. Living in London means you will never be lost or alone and you can be out as late, or as early, as you want.
I stretch my NUS ‘extra’ card to its limit and it has saved me loads of money from food to clothing, hotel bookings and even clubbing. I highly encourage students to make the most of the savings even when buying low cost items – reward point cards can also save you a lot of money.
Business Management BSc
'I chose King's because it is one of the best academic institutions in the world, and is based in London, one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the world.
I'm in my final year studying Business Management. The course has been everything I had hoped for, providing me with a solid grounding in Management techniques as well as a desire to move into finance when I graduate.
I spent my first year living in King's College Halls which was great fun. It has all the facilities you could want as well as introducing you to a mass of friends, whom I have had throughout my time at King's.
Aside from study I have been heavily involved with the tennis club and I have taken on presidency of the club. One of the best aspects of King's is the vast opportunity to take on activities alongside academic studies. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and would do it all over again if I had the chance.'
Greece French & Management with a year abroad BA
King’s was my first choice because despite its prestigious rankings and high educational standards, it did not intimidate me: its vibrant student community encouraged me to pursue my academic goals in this high-ranked yet so open academic environment.
One of the best things about being a student at King’s is the amount of encouragement for everyone to expand their curricular and extra-curricular skill through career events, society socials and performances. There are plenty of departmental and inter-collegiate announcements for cultural, fashion and other interesting events, constantly inviting student involvement; not to mention the great value of academic support students can receive from the moment they step into first year.
My extracurricular activities include the KCL Radio society, an award-winning society, which offered me a great opportunity to get practical experience of radio equipment, editing and recording procedures as well as networking with some of the university’s most creative minds.
When choosing my course at King’s I knew that I wanted combine a language with something involving less theoretical studies as well. I would like to use my degree to work in the HRM or Communications department of a French-speaking company or follow a career in translation.
Conveniently I have all my classes at the Strand campus, which is great – it’s the main hub of action with two main bars, two restaurants, at least two large computer rooms and the Modern Language Centre. It’s also located in the heart of London, with a lot of entertainment around the area, from bars and gastro-pubs in Covent Garden to film and cultural events on the Southbank.
What is great to find out about London is that huge popularity brings about good deals and offers on tickets and other purchases and King’s presence in the area means that has also encouraged shops to make considerable student discounts. Student discounts of 30% off travel cards help as well. In terms of money-saving, London is fantastic, since advice and opportunities for this are always around.
King’s organises extremely helpful careers events that actively helps students network with employers to get offered jobs, either part-time, full-time or internships. There is also the Careers Service where students can go to find out how to build their CV and that is what I love most about King’s: it does its best to help equip its future graduates with everything they need for life after studying.
Austrian Management Research MPhil/PhD
King's presented a natural choice for my PhD studies. After completing an MSc in International Management at the university, I had come to know the academic staff in the Department of Management quite well. They are highly regarded and knowledgeable in their fields, but also approachable and supportive. This gave me the confidence that they would be able to provide me with excellent guidance and supervision for my PhD research. Indeed, my supervisors have always gone the extra mile when I needed quick support or hit an unexpected bump in the road.
Receiving a studentship, co-sponsored by the ESRC and the Graduate School, allows me to commit fully to the research and not have my focus diverted. At King's, I have found myself a friendly, yet engaging support network that makes me feel at home in the greater academic community. With all the support I receive at King's, I am confident that my PhD research will be a successful first step in my academic career.
I would encourage anyone considering King's for their graduate research to come onto campus, meet the staff, chat with us students and get a feel for the support available.
Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis MSc
After completing my undergraduate degree and gaining experience in HR roles, I wanted to further my academic and professional development. The MSc programme at King's is unique; both full time and part time students can opt to take an additional CIPD-accredited professional stream. This more practical element, which includes a three month management project, focuses on the development of management skills in weekly workshops, providing an excellent complement and opportunity to apply knowledge from the more theoretical side of the MSc.
As a full time student I've found the faculty and staff to be second to none. They are equally dedicated to supporting and developing students as they are energised in their lectures and research. King's new Centre for HRM and Organisational Research and HRM Learning Board are building links with industry leaders, illustrating the proactivity of the department and its position at the forefront of research, reflected in topical and up-to-date issues within the programme.
This programme opens numerous development and career opportunities including HR, consultancy or management. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it, I've enjoyed my time at King's and have learnt just as much from my fellow students whose diverse mixture of professional and cultural backgrounds bring multiple perspectives and previous experiences.
Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis MSc
Offering the exact programme I aspired to study, King’s College was one of my first choices. From the numerous acceptance offers I received, I chose King’s and now more than ever I am sure that I have made the right choice. With its central location in London, it is within easy access to the libraries, tourist attractions, museums, and several affordable accommodation areas in its vicinity.
When I am researching human resource related theories I usually find myself quoting my worldly renowned and well-published professors. What has significantly made my experience a positive one is the personal relationship and easy access to these professors. Even with their busy schedules they always make the effort to give you enough time to discuss issues, ask questions or seek career advice.
Aside from my studies I attend several social events such as the fashion show organised by King’s, all of which are really enjoyable and a lot of fun. There is always something going on; a conference, a career fair, an entertainment event or a concert, which makes it a very lively place to be.
The advantages of living in London are numerous. There are cultural and entertainment centres wherever you go and whenever you need a break from studying you can easily find some entertainment. Living in London can be expensive for students, but we do benefit from many discounts in shops and theatres and reduced travel costs.
Pakistani Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis MSc
The ambience, the classrooms, the library facilities and the cooperative attitude of the faculty members made the whole experience at King’s worthwhile. The MSc programme itself was very well organised and covered all aspects of human resource management in depth. The interactive tutorials helped me in analysing issues and conflicts at work from many different angles and taught me how to think out of the box.
One very unique aspect of this programme was its multicultural student body, which made discussions during tutorials particularly interesting; they gave me an opportunity to learn from others. This past year has been amazing and I owe it all to King’s and our department’s amazing faculty members.
International Management MSc
When I finished my undergraduate studies in the UK I received several graduate study offers, but I was unhesitant about choosing King's because this institute has incredible programmes and a worldwide reputation.
It was fantastic studying at King's; all campuses have excellent facilities and are located in the centre of London, the heart of a multi-cultural society which makes studying at King's more enjoyable. I have met many friendly and amazing people, who came from all over the world, and the student union is well organised with many wonderful events and activities that make me enjoy networking with other people.
I aim to go into the field of international business consultancy at an international firm as I believe my future career lies within the area of FDI strategy. The Department of Management at King's provides unique and valuable opportunities to increase my skills and knowledge which I will require for my future career. The staff are regular contributors to academic journals and help raise the reputation of the College. At the same time, they provide students with the most up-to-date research around the subject of international management.
My advice to prospective students that are considering graduate study is that King's will become one of the best memories of your life, you will learn something unexpected not only from gaining academic knowledge but also from social experiences that will be very useful in your future career.
International Management MSc
I chose King's because I wanted specialise in a subject that is highly applicable in the business world at an institution in a highly reputable position. King's is situated in the heart of London, with opportunities to experiences things you will never forget. I have made great friendships and, socially, the London culture and entertainment scene is wonderful.
International Management MSc
I chose King’s for my postgraduate study because studying in the heart of London gives you all possible opportunities for your career and personal development.
Staff within the Department of Management are very supportive. You get a personal tutor who can answer any question about the programme and your studies overall. The quality of teaching is high and the courses are well structured.
All of my lectures and seminars were at the Waterloo Campus, which is a five minute walk from Waterloo station. The building is new and has every facility that students might need; big lecture theatres, small seminar rooms and plenty of computer labs.
The most enjoyable part of this course for me was that I could choose what I wanted to study. I chose whatever interested me in the wide area of management and then wrote about it in my dissertation during the summer.
The social life at King’s is also great. There are a lot of different societies you can join and events you can attend every week. Overall, King’s creates plenty of amazing opportunities for its students in order to make studying more entertaining and useful.
International Management MSc
After I completed my first degree in Germany I wanted to do a taught course which gave me insight into international perspectives. King's was perfect for this ambition as it is first of all located in the heart of London, which is so multinational and multicultural like no other city in Europe and it provides great exposure and contact opportunities to multinational companies. Secondly, King's itself has an excellent reputation for taught courses.
The International Management programme offers a broad range of subjects which also includes specific modules. My aim is to work in an international field of work related to marketing and consulting. Therefore the course at King's helped me to gain a deeper knowledge and analytical skills in the key areas of international management.
With its many extracurricular activities, King's prepared me extraordinarily well for a career in an international environment. I joined a business association and a cultural club to have balance after my studies and also took part in Careers Service programmes, such as skills workshops, employer presentations, recruitment fairs and application training.
There are many advantages to living in London, including the various opportunities for free entry into museums, galleries and theatres, which can also have good price deals for students. London has great night life with bars and clubs where you can find something for every taste. Moreover, other beautiful cities like Oxford, Cambridge or Brighton are just a short trip away and a must to visit. And of course, the excellent infrastructure makes travel (train, flights, tube) to anywhere very easy and fast.
Taiwan International Management MSc
King’s College is a prestigious international university. Not only does it provide knowledgeable professors but also attracts hardworking and brilliant students.
I enjoy the diversity of students on the MSc International Management programme; there are more than ten nationalities per class. I feel that cooperating with students from different backgrounds and countries is a good for my future career prospects. Moreover, my degree provides a global perspective which can help my future career and improve my capabilities in industry. One of the most important benefits of studying at King’s is the potential employment opportunities. I have been to a number of careers recruitment events organised by the College.
I have had great experiences in my tutorials. The professors always inspire students and provide useful information about relevant concepts. If you are searching for high quality teaching and learning, King’s College won’t let you down.
King’s College is conveniently located in the centre of London. Students can explore all of London because of the good public transport network. Although London is expensive, the information given to students by the student union helps you to keep to a budget whilst enjoying concerts and other leisure activities.
Romanian International Marketing MSc
In coming to King’s my plan was to broaden my knowledge of marketing and communications, and to apply it in practice. I have achieved that but what came with it was the chance to live and study in a truly international environment. I have also met some incredible people here and the gained the invaluable instinct to question every idea that I encounter. I heard the words “critical thinking” from my first days at King’s. Critical thinking is linked with the challenge of developing a multi-faceted way of thinking. These are the best assets I have gained during my master’s programme.
I have had the chance to develop my leadership skills by taking on new responsibilities at King’s. I am the Student Representative for the International Marketing class on the Teaching Committee. This role has taught me not only to listen to my colleagues’ suggestions and share their thoughts with the Committee but also shown me how to build a community - from our Facebook group to our leisurely barbeque escapes! I have also joined SIFE, the KCL Finance Society and Business Club. Through the club activities and my part-time job as a Student Ambassador, I haven’t changed the world but I know these different roles have changed me for ever.
International Marketing MSc
From the time I made my decision to pursue further education in London, King’s College was among my top favourites. King’s offered the new MSc in International Marketing, which is exactly what I wanted to study. It was very exciting to be one of the first students on the new programme from such a renowned university.
Besides my studies I became a King’s Student Ambassador and was able to participate in internal and external events, help and give advice to prospective students at King’s, which turned out to be a very rewarding experience. Although my degree is fully funded by my family, I also took a freelance job in media analysis, in order to continue gaining relevant work experience during my studies.
The programme was challenging with many long and sleepless nights at the library, but it was definitely worth the effort. The second semester offered us the possibility to choose our own modules in order to tailor our programme more closely to our needs. This also brought the two courses, MSc International Marketing and MSc International Management closer together and made the classes more interesting. My year at King’s has been an incredible experience I will always remember.
Public Services Policy & Management MSc
I chose King's for my graduate study mainly because of its prestigious reputation both in the UK and abroad. Most important for me were the excellent teaching staff and well-designed modules, which were recommended by alumni and have guaranteed an exciting, challenging and fruitful year of study.
I was most impressed by some of the modules in my programme, such as Human Resource Management, which was taught by a number of eminent professors in the field and combined informative lectures, interesting case studies and challenging coursework.
I have also attended many seminars organised by both the university and outside organisations, which gave me wonderful opportunities to broaden my vision and connect what I learnt in class with reality.
I funded myself to study here. I plan to go back to my country, China, after graduation and work for the government or other organisations in public services. I believe my training at King's will help me both in seeking employment and pursuing a promising career in public services.
Dr Gretchen Larsen
International Marketing MSc
The MSc International Marketing delivers a unique programme which in addition to covering the core elements of international marketing, provides the opportunity for students to develop their interests in a range of contemporary marketing issues such as marketing and sustainability, marketing and new technologies, international business negotiations, marketing communications and the relationship between consumption, markets and culture. Because we teach what we research, students on the programme have access to expert and cutting-edge insights into these topics.
All of this is at a campus right in the centre of London, which provides ample opportunity and easy access to a wide range of companies, resources and cultural activities that enhance our research and teaching, and our students’ learning experience.
Public Services Policy & Management MSc
'How best to deliver public services is a major challenge for contemporary societies. Ideas have changed quite dramatically over the last few decades, and the UK has been in the fore-front.
Our programme taps directly into the policy community and its debates. It offers contributions from leading practitioners as well as drawing on students' own public and voluntary sector experience. It is exciting to teach a course that grapples with major public service dilemmas and also links directly with my own research. This concerns governments' roles in higher education and in developing workforce skills - two areas among many with both international relevance and considerable room for more, and better, evidence-based policy-making.'